Academies and maintained schools: what do we know?
A look at the evidence on how academies perform compared to local authority schools.
Most, but not all, free schools help meet demand for school places
In areas that already have enough places, free schools haven’t been running long enough to say whether they push standards up or down.
How do selective school ratings compare?
A greater proportion of grammar schools are rated “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted than the proportion of all UK state schools rated in these top two categories.
EU immigration, housing and schools: Prime Minister's Questions, factchecked
We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on academies, school spending, EU immigration and housing in London.
17 March's BBC Question Time, factchecked
We've checked the panel's claims on disability benefits, government borrowing, childhood obesity, and academies.
Clash of the manifestos: the running of academies
Academies, including free schools, are directly accountable to the Secretary of State for Education, while all other state-funded schools are accountable to local authorities.